Padres 5 Worst Moments Of 2014
San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley reacts after striking out. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
#4 June Gloom
The month of June for the Padres was the factor in another non-competitive season in 2014. The month of June alone simply put the Padres out of gleaming contention. The team batted .171 for the entire month of June, THE ENTIRE TEAM. This led to the end of two and a half year tenure for former G.M. Josh Byrnes after promising this franchise would compete in 2014.
The month of June was the lowest single-month batting average for a team since the pitching mound was elevated in 1914! It can only get better from there, right? WRONG. The Padres’ good friend Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants threw another no-hitter against San Diego (he had a no-no against the Pads in 2013) as part of four shutouts that month. The team scored two or fewer runs in 18 of 27 games in June. June went from “maybe” we have a chance to finally being put in place and being 11 games out going into July.